Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio 2 Broadcast Recorder

Rack mount dual slot SDI and HDMI capture and playback to solid state disks.

The Blackmagic Design Hyperdeck Studio is a professional broadcast recorder that utilises super-fast solid state hard drives, and records to compressed and uncompressed ProRes and DNxHD video formats.

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The Blackmagic Design Ursa is the flagship cinematography camera from Blackmagic Design, built to cater for large film productions as well as single person use. It features a large fold out monitor, a Super 35 4k image sensor with rolling shutter as well as CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes recording. This model is the EF model for Canon EF mount lenses.

The HyperDeck Studio has the familiar layout to the standard broadcast deck, but also includes features that extend beyond the capabilities of traditional decks. Dual SSD slots let you record continuously, when one disk is full recording automatically continues on the next SSD. You can mount an SSD recorded using HyperDeck Studio on to any computer to access your files, so you don't need multiple decks to work with your media. There are two great HyperDeck Studio models to choose from.

HyperDeck Studio is a fantastic modern replacement for aging broadcast decks. You get the same functionality and control of a professional deck with the advantage of recording directly to uncompressed or industry standard ProRes and DNxHD video formats. Connect cameras, switchers or any other video feed to HyperDeck Studio and create files that are perfect for every production and post-production workflow! With a slim 1 rack unit design, HyperDeck Studio is considerably smaller than a traditional VTR and fits easily into any equipment rack or Outside Broadcast vehicle.

The HyperDeck Studio is the perfect replacement for your aging broadcast deck.

HyperDeck Studio records SD/HD 10-bit 4:2:2 uncompressed video for perfect broadcast quality. With uncompressed video you can create the sharpest VFX plates for match moving, compositing and more. You get deep dynamic color range for color correction and perfect keying without jagged edges. You can also use industry standard compressed video formats that maintain incredible HD quality at reduced files sizes. With HyperDeck Studio Pro you can now push quality to new heights, with additional support for Ultra HD 4K using Apple ProRes.

Continuous SSD Recording

HyperDeck Studio’s single rack unit size fits easily into any equipment rack, flyaway kit or OB vehicle, and is great if you want to record or play back with live production switchers. With dual SSD slots you get unlimited duration recording, when a record disk fills then recording will automatically continue on to the next disk. Now you can record an entire event without missing a thing! HyperDeck Studio Pro also includes a Thunderbolt connection so you can capture directly into a computer or master to SSD! With uncompressed, ProRes and DNxHD video formats HyperDeck Studio is the broadcast deck for the 21st century!


Professional Video Connections

HyperDeck Studio includes the highest quality 3G-SDI and HDMI connections, so you can connect to virtually any camera, monitor or SDI router. Connect your camera’s HDMI or SDI output and record the highest 10-bit uncompressed video, bypassing compression formats that cameras use to reduce file size. HyperDeck Studio’s HDMI output is perfect for connecting to monitors and projectors. HyperDeck Studio Pro includes analog component video and XLR audio connections, plus 6G-SDI for high bandwidth SDI formats and HDMI 4K for monitoring on the latest Ultra HD televisions!

Familiar VTR Controls

HyperDeck Studio features a familiar VTR style design and includes illuminated crystal buttons, a jog/shuttle wheel and RS-422 for external control. The integrated high resolution LCD screen displays timecode and transport information, plus a full color thumbnail preview of the current clip in record or playback. You can also see video format and frame rate information, as well as audio levels, all on the same display!


Fast SSD Technology

HyperDeck Studio uses 2.5″ solid state disks (SSDs) for reliable, fast video recording. Now you can eliminate complicated and expensive disk arrays, as a single SSD lets you record either compressed or uncompressed video effortlessly! You can even edit direct from the disk! SSDs are extremely robust because they have no moving parts and can handle shocks and vibrations that would destroy conventional hard drives or videotapes. Other removable media cards simply cannot match the level of performance and incredibly fast read/write speed of SSDs.

More Information


  • SDI Video Input: 1 x 10-bit SD/HD/3G-SDI switchable.         
  • SDI Video Output: 2 x 10-bit SD/HD/3G-SDI switchable, 1 x 10-bit SD/HD/3G-SDI switchable Loop Output, 1 x 10-bit SD/HD/3G-SDI switchable Monitor Output.
  • Analog Video Input: None
  • Analog Video Output: None
  • HDMI Video Input: 1 x HDMI type A connector
  • HDMI Video Output: 1 x HDMI type A connector
  • Analog Audio Input: None
  • Analog Audio Output: None
  • SDI Audio Input: 16 channels embedded in SD and HD in QuickTime files, 2 channels in Avid DNxHD MXF files.
  • SDI Audio Output: 16 channels embedded in SD and HD in QuickTime files, 2 channels in Avid DNxHD MXF files.
  • HDMI Audio Input: 8 channels embedded in SD and HD in QuickTime files, 2 channels in Avid DNxHD MXF files.
  • HDMI Audio Output: 2 channels embedded in SD and HD
  • Timecode Input: None
  • Timecode Output: None
  • SSD Interface: 2 x 2.5" SATA 3Gb/s
  • Sync Input: Blackburst or Tri-Sync
  • Device Control: Sony™ compatible RS422 deck control port
  • Recorder Control: 12 buttons and jog wheel for local control of HyperDeck Studio or use either RJ45 Ethernet or USB 2.0 high speed interface
  • Recorder Configuration: Front panel configurable or USB 2.0 high speed interface
  • Computer Interface: 1 x Mini-B type USB 2.0 connector for initial setup, software updates and HyperDeck Utility software control


  • SD Format Support: 625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC. 480p60 and 576p50 via HDMI only.
  • HD Format Support: 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30.
  • 4K Format Support: None  
  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M
  • SDI Metadata Support: HD RP188 and closed captioning.
  • Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit
  • Video Sampling: 4:2:2
  • Color Precision: 10-bit
  • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709
  • Multiple Rate Support: SDI and HDMI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI and 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI.
  • Codec Support: Uncompressed QuickTime, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) QuickTime, Avid DNxHD QuickTime, Avid DNxHD MXF


  • Displays: Built-in LCD for video, audio and timecode monitoring and menu settings
  • Physical Installation: 1 rack unit size. Less than 4 inches deep.
  • Battery: None
  • Power Supply: +12V universal power supply included with international socket adapters for all countries. Connection supports 12V to 18V.
  • Product Warranty: 12 Month Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty.


What's new in HyperDeck Utility 4.2

  • Additional Hi P record and replay formats for HyperDeck Studio Pro: 1080P 50, 1080P 59.94 and 1080P 60
  • Improved indication of input video selection
  • Various stability and performance improvements

Minimum system requirements for Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later
  • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later
  • USB 2.0 port for software updates
  • An ethernet connection for controlling HyperDeck Studio models via the Blackmagic Design protocol

Minimum system requirements for Windows

  • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
  • A suitable USB 2.0 port
  • An ethernet connection for controlling HyperDeck Studio models via the Blackmagic Design protocol

For capture support:

  • Thunderbolt computer for HyperDeck Studio Pro Desktop Video Support
  • 4 GB of system memory

Installing HyperDeck Utility

Before installing the software, we recommend that you run "Uninstall HyperDeck" first.


The HyperDeck installer package installs:

  • HyperDeck Utility
  • Blackmagic Media Express
  • Blackmagic UltraScope
  • Plug ins for supported third party applications via Thunderbolt

Third Party Software Support

  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Apple Motion 4
  • Autodesk Smoke 2013
  • Avid Media Composer 7
  • Avid News Cutter 11
  • Avid Symphony 6.5
  • Avid Pro Tools 8
  • Avid Pro Tools 9
  • Avid Pro Tools 10

If you have installed the drivers prior to installing any of these applications, we recommend that you uninstall and reinstall the drivers. This will ensure that all relevant components are installed in their required locations.


Additional Information 

Please check for additional information on third party software compatibility and minimum system requirements.


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